TrustMAS: Trusted Communication Platform for Multi-Agent Systems

  • Krzysztof Szczypiorski
  • Igor Margasiński
  • Wojciech Mazurczyk
  • Krzysztof Cabaj
  • Paweł Radziszewski
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-88873-4_7

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5332)
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Szczypiorski K., Margasiński I., Mazurczyk W., Cabaj K., Radziszewski P. (2008) TrustMAS: Trusted Communication Platform for Multi-Agent Systems. In: Meersman R., Tari Z. (eds) On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2008. OTM 2008. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5332. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

The paper presents TrustMAS – Trusted Communication Platform for Multi-Agent Systems, which provides trust and anonymity for mobile agents. The platform includes anonymous technique based on random-walk algorithm for providing general purpose anonymous communication for agents. All agents, which take part in the proposed platform, benefit from trust and anonymity that is provided for their interactions. Moreover, in TrustMAS there are StegAgents (SA) that are able to perform various steganographic communication. To achieve that goal, SAs may use methods in different layers of TCP/IP model or specialized middleware enabling steganography that allows hidden communication through all layers of mentioned model. In TrustMAS steganographic channels are used to exchange routing tables between StegAgents. Thus all StegAgents in TrustMAS with their ability to exchange information by using hidden channels form distributed steganographic router (Steg-router).

Keywords

multi agents systems information hiding steganography 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Krzysztof Szczypiorski
    • 1
  • Igor Margasiński
    • 1
  • Wojciech Mazurczyk
    • 1
  • Krzysztof Cabaj
    • 1
  • Paweł Radziszewski
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Electronics and Information TechnologyWarsaw University of TechnologyWarsawPoland

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